Croeso i Blwyddyn 2 – Welcome to Year 2
This term we are learning about the Great Fire of London.
The children are really excited about it. In our role play area, we have set up a bakery where the children can buy different food and make their own. We have started learning about some of the key people and places. All in all it is a great topic and we are looking forward to sharing our work with you.
Last term we explored Dragons and Castles.
We wrote some Dragon poetry and explored how castles were built. When XL Wales came in, we spent the whole afternoon building our own castles. They looked amazing and involved lots of discussing ideas and serious team work! Check out some of the pictures on Twitter.
The children have already made a great start by beginning to write Similes to describe Monsters. Soon we will be writing our own. We are looking forward to sharing them with you. So keep an eye on our page.
If you ask your children I wonder if they can tell you what a Simile is?
For the first part of the Autumn term, we are going to be looking at Magic and Mystery. We will be exploring the story ‘The Magic Paintbrush’. We have started learning the story already and the children are really enthusiastic. This will be our Literacy focus, but we are also going to be looking at Magical Me, Mystic maps and lots more. Please see the Topic web below for more information.
Topic Web – Magic and Mystery Topic Web Y2
As of Friday 22nd September, the children will be involved in outdoor learning in the school woodlands. This will take place even during wetter weather, so please can you make sure your child has waterproofs and wellies on Fridays.
Just to let you know, our PE sessions are on a Monday. Please can you make sure your child has a PE kit in School.
Maths homework is given out on a weekly basis. The homework, is an extension of the work we have covered in class. It needs to come in by Thursday at the latest and will be sent out again on Friday. If it is done before Thursday, please feel free to send it in.
Spelling test are on a Friday. Words are sent out Friday the week before so children have a whole week to learn them. As well as learning them at home, children are given the opportunity in class to go over the words using a multi-sensory approach including writing them in sand and also using Spellosaur on the I-pads.